February has got off to a good start. Today was very productive. I’ve finally decided on everything I want for myself for our wedding AND on the dress. I just have to order it all. I’m going between 2 books at the moment, Rereading Trouble with Aaron (Making Out #21) by Katherine Applegate and I drafted a blog tour post (review and extract) for Head of Zeus for Lucy Coleman’s new book, Love on the Italian Lakes which I’m on the blog tour for next Thursday. It was a book I was really looking forward to as I’ve enjoyed her two others and been on the blog tours for both.
So, plans for February involve doing what I have to do to make this a good month which includes getting back into my own novel, Family Ties. I saved the version from Word to Kindle so I can have my iPad read it out to me as if it were an ebook which is very relaxing and pretty cool. I must say, I’m happy with what I’ve done with that since the first draft during NaNoWriMo in 2015. It was so relaxing listening to it in bed the other night. I’m 5 chapters in and will listen to more. There are some minor things I need to redo and then it will be off to the publisher. I really hope someone likes it enough so that my dream of being a published author comes true.
This is the second month of NaNoWriMo’s “Now What?” months, so I want to make use of it. I got a few interesting emails, one to say that the 2019 edition of the Pen2Paper disability-focused creative writing contest is open. I took part for the first time last year and submitted from one of my memoirs and also a YA novel I was working on but my entries were unsuccessful. The other was from Storiarts, a website I like, to say that today is International Read Aloud Day. Since I use VoiceOver on my iPad every day, this is a good thing to know. If you’re interested, Storiarts are giving away a free sticker today.
Last but not least, I’m hoping to get through more books, lose more weight and I cannot wait til Valentine’s Day as we always have a great time. I’m shocked by the weather in the USA with the cold. It’s cold enough for me here so I can’t imagine being in the US. I am thinking of my family there and hope you are all safe. I’m looking forward to Spring!